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Eve Libertine creates chamber opera Room Of Worlds

RoW-eflyer-imageEve Libertine of Crass has written the lyrics for and is co-director of an exciting new chamber opera due to debut at London’s The Horse Hospital in May. Room of Worlds is a new chamber opera for live voices, electronics and video. The opera charts the physical and psychological journey of a woman in a patriarchal landscape of domesticity, love and loneliness, through medicine and memory to the edge of madness. Exploring the notion of the video surface as consciousness and with a score derived from William Morris designs the performance will be a singularly immersive experience. Room of Worlds is based loosely on The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman and is the result of the ongoing collaboration between electronic artist Charles Webber (composer/video) and experimental vocalist and ex-Crass chanteuse Eve Libertine (libretto).

  • The Horse Hospital, The Colonnade, London WC1N 1JD
  • Premier Performances at 7.30pm on 9th – 10th May 2014.
  • Tickets : £6 advance / £7.50 door
  • Tube : Russell Square (Piccadilly Line) / Buses : 7 – 59 – 68 – 91 – 168 – 188
  • www.thehorsehospital.com/now/room-of-worlds/

Produced by operaNCV and funded by the Arts Council England Lottery Funding, with support from The Horse Hospital, Femme Brutal (Oslo) and DACS Audio.

Penny Rimbaud gig in London 14th August

This Wednesday 14th August at the Vortex Jazz Club in Dalston, London, Penny Rimbaud’s Last Amendment will be performing a very special piece.  Here’s the details from the man himself.

Greetings,

On Wednesday 14th, I’m doing a gig at the Vortex, Dalston, with Eve Libertine, Christine Tobin, Louise Elliott, Jennifer Maidman, Phil Robson and Chas Weber. The second half will be an experiment with free time based around an Penny Rimbaud Barcelonaelectronic piece that I created for our recent gig in Tokyo. For want of a better description, the piece, which employs progressive time stretches, ‘represents’ a nuclear meltdown, or perhaps merely the slow erosion of all and any technological or/and social system. It’s another attempt to move out beyond the confines of time/space which so bind so much of our lives. It’d be nice if you were there to share the experience.

Love, blessings and joy,

Penny.

Penny Rimbaud gigs in Montreal and London

Penny Rimbaud is on the loose again, with two June gigs, one on either side of the Atlantic!

FESTIVAL SUONI PER II POPOLO – SUNDAY 10th JUNE 2012

The Suoni Per II Popolo in Montreal, Canada is a community based music festival which presents local and international musicians performing in a variety of styles such as free jazz, improvisation, avant rock, noise and 20th century classical work.

Penny Rimbaud and Louise Elliott will play and perform with the dance company We R Dying 2 Kill U.

Doors open 8pm with two sets of 45 minutes at Sala Rossa.

Sala Rossa
4848 Boulevard Saint-Laurent
Montréal, Québec
(514) 284-0122

Penny is also holding a workshop on 12th June from 1pm to 3pm at Casa del Popolo.
Full details from the festival website.

The Vortex – 27th June

Penny Rimbaud’s Last Amendment presents Reason Veils the Absurd. Following a five year recluse in the metaphorical woodshed, Rimbaud returns to the Vortex on a quarterly residency feeling ‘none the wiser and all the better for it’. Expect a heady mix of musings, magnificence, nonsense, improv, outprov, fusion, confusion, poetry and jazz. Standing (and oftimes falling) at the forefront of the neo-romantic avant-garde, Rimbaud is joined this evening by co-conspirators Eve Libertine (vox), Charles Webber (signal generators), Louise Elliott (sax’n’flute), Kate Shortt (cello), Jennifer Maidman (bass), Gene Calderazzo (drums) and Gee Vaucher (visuals).

You can ignore them, but, thank the Lord, they won’t go away.’ Vice Magazine.

Oh dear, they’re at it again.’ Jazz Weakly.

Doors open 8ish. Tickets £8.

Vortex
11 Gillett Square
Dalston
London N16 8AZ. Tel: 0207 254 4097.
nearest rail: Dalston Kingsland, Dalston Junction

thanks.

Ten Notes On A Summer’s Day

And so we arrive at number six in the series of re-releases of Crass’ now classical albums remastered and with additional related material. This edition includes the original Crass album plus additional tracks featuring Eve Libertine, Hit Parade, A-Soma and Penny Rimbaud, and comes with a specially designed fold-out poster and an illustrated booklet containing lyrics and contextual notes.

Ten Notes on a Summer’s Day – The Swansong.  Recorded at Southern Studios Winter 1984–Summer 1985.

From the liner notes by Penny Rimbaud:

“Just as throughout our seven years’ existence as a punk band we had made concerted efforts to avoid specific political pigeonholing (‘left wing, right wing, you can stuff the lot’), so, musically, we attempted to push the barriers, always avoiding the obvious. In one respect alone we were absolutely consistent; our inconsistency. If the essentially rowdy Feeding of the Five Thousand and Stations Of The Crass had established Continue reading